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SNCL Div 4 South: Wicken defeat top of the table Crown and Winslow beat Thornborough A by seven wickets
By Darren Stanger
In the South Northants Division Four South second placed Wicken ensured that the title race continued until the final week of the season as they defeated top of the table Crown by 129 runs.
Liam Wright top scored with a wonderful innings of 63 as Wicken set a huge target of 222-4. Basil Lall also batted well with a great innings of 56.
Wicken’s bowlers were also performing well as Crown were bowled all out for just 95. Avi Baroowa was the pick of the Wicken bowlers taking 4-11. Callum Roberts also bowled well from his spell taking 2-34.
Crown remain top with 292 points with Wicken hot on their heels with 284 points with one game left to play.
Winslow defeated Thornborough A by seven wickets. Chris Cox and Simon Edwards were joint top scorers for Thornborough A with 18 apiece as Winslow skittled Thornborough A all out for 111. Mike Callaghan took a respectable 3-15 for Winslow.
Harry Bishop hit an unbeaten 39 for Winslow as they reached the target scoring 112-3. Paul Green also contributed with a useful 33 to seal victory for Winslow.
Westbury defeated Hinton in the Hedges A via a walkover.
Middleton Cheney B also defeated Evenley B via a walkover as both Hinton A and Evenley B were both sadly not able to raise a side.
By Darren Stanger
In the South Northants Division Three Syresham A remain in second place with a two wicket victory over fifth placed Sibford. David Beasley was the pick of the Syresham A bowlers taking a respectable 3-22 from his spell as Syresham A skittled Sibford all out for 128. Dan Hopkins continued his fine season with the ball taking 3-25.
Vignesh Viswanath hit a useful 29 as Syresham reached the target with 131-8. Dan Hopkins was unbeaten with 24 not out.
Sixth placed Gawcott & Hillesden lost by 76 runs to top of the table Wroxton A. Colin Piggott was the pick of the Gawcott bowlers taking 3-35 as Wroxton A were bowled all out for 233. Jonny Dale took 3-55.
In reply Colin Piggott was also in fine form with the bat hitting a useful 44 as Gawcott & Hillesden reached 157-6 but was not enough as Wroxton sealed victory. Arron Critchley had another fine innings with 33.
Eighth placed Maids Moreton had a fine 60 run victory over third placed Willoughby A. Matt Dale-Evans top scored with 30 not out as Maids Moreton hit a respectable 170-9. Arun Rajaraman also chipped in with a useful 27.
Maids Moreton bowlers were in superb form as Dan Taylor took a brilliant 4-7 as Maids skittled Willoughby A all out for 110. Dan Allen also bowled well from his spell taking 3-26.
Fourth placed Preston Bissett slipped up as they lost to ninth placed Bodicote A by 86 runs.
John Thurston continued his fine form with the ball taking 4-46 as Preston Bissett bowled Bodicote A all our for 210. Ed Selby-Lowndes took 2-44.
Despite Harin Sellehewa top scoring with a useful 36 for Preston Bissett, it was not enough as Preston were skittled all out for 124. Steve Judge chipped in with 30.
Wroxton top Division Three with 285 points with one game left to play, Syresham A remain close in second place with 273 points.
Braunston Paddox remain bottom and relegated to Division Four with 90 points.
SNCL D1 & D2: Leach hits superb ton but Evenley A slip up against Byfield A. Silverstone take runners up spot in Division Two.
By Darren Stanger
In the South Northants Division One eighth placed Evenley A suffered a 66 run defeat to bottom side Byfield A in a high scoring game. Byfield A set a huge target of 298-7. Neil Bellingham was the pick of the Evenley bowlers taking a respectable 2-41 from his spell.
Evenley A certainly did not give up and put up a brave effort thanks to a brilliant innings by Damien Leach who hit a superb 126. However it was not enough as Evenley A reached 232-9. Martin Ayres chipped in with 29.
With one game left to play MK Afro Caribbean top Division One with 240 points with Woodford Halse close by with 237 points. Byfield A are bottom and are relegated to Division Two.
In the South Northants Division Two Silverstone remain on their unbeaten run and sealed their position as runners up as they beat sixth placed Hanslope by 83 runs. Richard West was unbeaten with 35 not out as Silverstone scored 174 -6. Nick Blackham chipped in with a useful 33.
David and Hugh Williams were in fine form with the ball for Silverstone as Hanslope were skittled all out for just 91. David Williams took a brilliant 4-16 whilst Hugh Williams also bowled well taking 4-34 to seal victory for Silverstone.
Greens Norton are champions of Division Two with an astounding 310 points. Silverstone are runners up with 245 points with one game left to play.
Priors Marston are bottom and relegated to Division Three with 118 points.
By Darren Stanger
In the South Northants Premier Division Thornborough defeated Evenley by 89 runs in the bottom of the table clash. Batting first Thornborough were bowled all out for 186 runs. Cameron Davies top scored with a hard hitting 58 and Jamie Trembath also scored a half century. Oli Patterson was the pick of the Evenley bowlers taking 3-44 and Ben Patterson bowled 3-51 from his spell for Evenley.
Euan Davies was in superb form with the ball for Thornborough with fantastic figures of 8-34 as Thornborough skittled Evenley all out for 97. Tom North also continued his fine form with the ball taking 2-48. Oli Patterson top scored with Evenley with 20.
With one game remaining Evenley are bottom with 141 points and sadly relegated to Division One. Thornborough are second from bottom with 175 points, MK AIR remain third from bottom with 182 points with Wroxton just two points ahead with 184 points and Byfield with 188 points. Thornborough play Syresham this Saturday whilst MK AIR travel to second placed Charlton.
Fourth placed Syresham defeated Charlton in a tightly contested game by 19 runs. Mark Wilson top scored with a superb 78 as Syresham hit a respectable 189-7. Dave Mitson also scored a useful 40. Nathan Archer was the pick of the Syresham bowlers taking 2-16 whilst Matt Butler also bowled well taking 2-20 as Charlton were bowled all out for 170.
Warwick University Staff are the 2016 champions of the South Northants Premier Division with 306 points with one game left to play. Charlton are in second place with 240 points however the final week will prove to be an interesting one for the sides at the bottom as the relegation battle continues into the final week.
By Darren Stanger
In South Northants Division Four South second placed Wicken lost to top of the table Crown by four wickets. Avi Baroowa top scored with an unbeaten 48 not out as Wicken reached 147 for 8. Callum Roberts chipped in with a useful 25.
Despite James Matthews bowling well with 3-29 for Wicken. Crown were able to reach the target scoring 148 for 6.
Crown remain top of the South Northants Division Four South with 288 points, Wicken still remain second with 264 points. Thornborough A move up to third as they beat Westbury via a walkover.
Winslow also beat Evenley B via a walkover as both Westbury and Evenley B were sadly unable to raise a side.
By Darren Stanger
In South Northants Division Three fourth placed Preston Bissett beat local rivals Gawcott & Hillesden by 37 runs. Joe Thurston topped scored with a superb 46 whilst Tim Jones hit a useful 43 as Preston Bissett were bowled all out for 150. Colin Piggott continued his fine form with the ball taking 5-45 whilst Kyle Bennion also bowled very well from his spell taking 4-18. Preston Bissetts John Thurston has the best bowling figures of the day taking 7-41 who was in devastating form as Gawcott were skittled all out for 113. Neil Daniell took 2-27 from his spell. Luke Stafford top scored for Gawcott & Hillesden with 24 not out against his former club. Long standing clubman Arron Critchley scored a brave 19. Gawcott & Hillesden are currently in sixth.
Eighth placed Maids Moreton pulled off a fine five wicket victory over fifth placed Sibford.
Chris Coxhill bowled well from his spell taking 3-23 as Sibford scored 191-6.
In reply Arun Rajaraman top scored with a wonderful innings of 75 as Maids Moreton reach the target scoring 195 for 5. Chris Coxhill also had a good day with the bat hitting a valuable 49 to seal victory for Maids Moreton.
Second placed Syresham A lost to Wroxton A in the top of the table clash by 192 runs. Wroxton A batsman were in superb form as they scored 257 for 8. Gordon Chalcraft was the pick of the Syresham A bowlers taking 2-47, Dan Hopkins took 2-51.
In reply Wroxton A skittled Syresham A all out for just 65.
With two games remaining Wroxton A top Division Three with 285 points. Syresham A still remain second with 253 points. Braunston Paddox are bottom with 70 points.
SNCL,D1 & D2: Thomas is match winner for Evenley A, Silverstone still motoring with victory over Middleton Cheney A
By Darren Stanger
In the South Northants Division One eighth placed Evenley A recorded a much needed win with a 19 run win over fifth placed Bodicote. Charlie Thomas was in brilliant form with the bat and the ball for Evenley A with Thomas top scoring with an unbeaten 44 not out as Evenley A were bowled all out for 155. Damien Leach also chipped in with a useful contribution of 28.
Charlie Thomas then continued a fine all round performance as he bowled superbly taking 5-29. Sam Holden also bowled very well from his spell taking 3-16 as Evenley A skittled Bodicote all out for 136.
MK Afro Caribbean still remain top of Division One with 238 points. Woodford Halse climb up to second place with 217 points whilst Radway slip down to third with 210 points. Byfield A remain bottom with 89 points.
In the South Northants Division Two second placed Silverstone continued their fine form with a five wicket victory over ninth placed Middleton Cheney A.
Silverstone bowlers were in brilliant form as Richard West took 4-25 and Callum Jackson took 4-37 as Silverstone bowled Middleton all out for 134.
Andrew Key top scored with a hard hitting 53 as Silverstone sealed victory scoring 137 for 5. Graeme Williams chipped in with a useful 19.
Greens Norton are already champions topping the table with 290 points. Silverstone remain second with 225 points. Priors Marston are bottom with 116 points and facing relegation despite winning three out of their last four matches. Middleton Cheney A remain second from bottom with 156 points with two games remaining.